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Mercury Fillings - Are they a danger?

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Posted by: SmileLuv  (10 years ago)
I have two mercury fillings left in my mouth from more than 25 years ago. Are they as dangerous as dentists and experts claim? It's so expensive to replace fillings so I don't want to waste money if i don't have to. Thanks!
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Posted by: Novocaine  (10 years ago)
Hey SmileLuv,

It's great to know your amalgam fillings have met and exceeded its technical limitations. You have really nothing to worry about. The dental amalgam controversy has been blown way out of proportion.

Here let me quote American Dental Association's take on this:

The American Dental Association (ADA) has asserted that dental amalgam is safe since its foundation in 1859. In its advisory opinion to Rule 5.A. of the ADA Code of Ethics, it has also held that, "the removal of amalgam restorations from the non-allergic patient for the alleged purpose of removing toxic substances from the body, when such treatment is performed solely at the recommendation or suggestion of the dentist, is improper and unethical". According to the Boston College Law School study, "A dentist who is found guilty of violating the ADA Code of Ethics can be sentenced, censured, suspended, or expelled from the ADA" and the "ADA forbids its dentists from suggesting mercury removal under threat of license suspension".

There you have it from the horse's mouth. I say keep the filling and the money!
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I have two mercury fillings left in my mouth from more than 25 years ago. Are they as dangerous as dentists and experts claim? It's so expensive to replace fillings so I don't want to waste money if i don't have to. Thanks!

No dentists or "experts" claim they are dangerous except for crooked quacks who try to make money by creating unwarranted fear. If silver fillings were so dangerous, don't you think dentists and their assistants who mix the stuff all day would be gravely ill?

Kim Henry, D.M.D.
Posted 10 years ago
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